QUITAPENAS returns to Names You Can Trust for a special edition double-sided 7-inch single lifted from the band’s upcoming & independently released sophomore album. This unique apertivo is another entry into the evolution of the sun soaked #mastropical sound that QUITAPENAS has been blasting on stages throughout the vibrant Southern California scene, a deeper dive into the musical roots and connections of classic Afro-Caribbean combos stretching from Panama all the way to Cabo Verde. In quintessential NYCT fashion, this limited edition, sky blue vinyl press is packaged in a beautiful, picture cover design featuring another amazing creation from Riverside-based artist Deladeso.
released November 16, 2018
DANIEL GOMEZ – Guitars, Lead Vocals
HECTOR CHAVEZ – Bass, Sax, Vocals
MARK VILLELA – Maracas, Guacharaca, Tambourine
IVAN MCCORMICK – Bongo, Caja, Primero, Keys
DAVID QUINTERO – Cowbell, Bass, Keys
EDUARDO VALENCIA – Bougarabou,Tambor Alegre, Drum Set, Percussion
Recorded by Alberto Lopez & Joel Soyffer
at Coney Island Studios, Los Angeles, CA.
Overdubs at Jazzcat Studios, Long Beach, CA.
Mixed by Jonny Bell (Jazzcat Studios).
Written by Daniel Gomez & QUITAPENAS.
Mastered by Frank at The Carvery, London.
Art by DELADESO.
I have been several times in Belém and around in the delta of the Amazon & Tocantins rivers, went to carimbó little festivals in the middle of Marajó Island, taking analog photos of these afro-delta traditions, between 2000-2010 ... this release is huge, I pay homage to Samy Ben Redjeb for suceeding such a project! I hope one day Analog goes for French Guyana, Martinique & Guadeloupe vintage sounds. These CARIMBÓ-SIRIA & candomblé songs are FANTASTIC ! Chat-verre
Why do you love this album? Well, it is the quality of ALL the Analog Africa releases , the astonishing presentation- artwork, AWESOME booklets, the mastering, the music first of all and the feeling you connect with it and the artists involved. Due to not earning enough I changed from vinyl to CDs, but I am glad for the high quality downloads of the vinyl only releases that you are able to burn to disc. Together with a chosen few others AA is a greater than great label. Period. Markus Bader